Southern Co-op #LocalFlavours Hero Berkshire – Bookham Harrison Farms


rob and charmer cheese

Rob and the award winning Charmer cheese

Bookham Harrison Farms are dairy farmers and cheesemakers on the Surrey/ Sussex border, 20 minutes south of Guildford. They began their journey by being the only producers of Parmesan in the UK.


Ten years ago they invented Sussex Charmer cheese by combining the recipe of a mature cheddar with a Parmesan.


Sussex Charmer is made exclusively with milk from the farm’s own cows and the cheese has won gold five times at the prestigious Nantwich International Cheese Awards, the largest cheese awards in the world.


“Selling to supermarkets is always difficult, with the exception of Southern Co-op. They have invested in a dedicated local team and it works. I recommend all producers large and small to take advantage of this route to market.”


Rob Bookham and Peter and Tim Harrison, owners of Bookham Harrison Farms